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Little Hands is located at 2755 Sanders Road Northbrook IL - the closest intersection is Willow/Palatine and Sanders Road or Willow and the 294 S/N ramps. The center is directly off 294 S/N at the Willow exit. The center is inside the Allstate campus. Enter in the Allstate campus either off Willow or Sanders Road.

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Our Infant Program

An exceptional place for your baby to thrive

Our space is built for babies on the move: look for bright mirrors, warm rugs, sensory tables, great books, and baskets filled with soft, natural materials. There are musical instruments, toys for pretend play, safe equipment, and outdoor places to explore. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that our stringent safety, security, and cleanliness standards meet or exceed all state and local guidelines.

Even these youngest of children are encouraged to learn about their world through our individualized curriculum that invites exploration, celebrates each important milestone, and supports the transition from the sensory motor world of infancy to the increasingly social and self-directed world of toddlers.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"Thank you so much for making Evelyn's transition to Little Hands so effortless. Seeing her happy and thriving everyday couldn't be more reassuring and encouraging. It's clear she's in loving and nurturing care. We appreciate you, all you do, and the positive environment you foster. Thank you!"

Our Curriculum Components

The building blocks to balanced education.

  • Language Works Listening to stories or classical music, one-on-one spoken interaction with caregiver.
  • Math Counts Counting through books, poetry, and songs.
  • Science Rocks Bubble blowing, interacting with nature through walks and outdoor exploration.
  • ArtSmart Finger (or feet) painting, experiences with textiles.
  • Our World Rich connections — via smiles and hugs — with the center community.
  • Well Aware Soft safe places that encourage rolling over, pulling up, crawling, and safely exploring.

Learning at Home

What’s That Sound?

You Will Need:

Common household items that can be used to make sounds: a ball, pencil, glass, etc.


Use an object to make a sound, such as bouncing a ball, tapping a pencil on a glass, running water, or clicking your fingers. Say to your child, “Can you guess what is making that sound? Is it a ball? “; “Do you want to hear it again?”; “That’s a ball bouncing.” As your child gets older, have her tell you what is making the sound.


This activity can be done anywhere, anytime. If your child is getting restless in the car, this activity may soothe her. New sensations attract attention and making new noises stimulates curiosity and language development. It is through early conversations that infants’ language capacity grows.

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